Debating or Disagreeing Online or in Your Workplace

Debating or Disagreeing Online or in Your Workplace

Q1: Is it ever acceptable to disagree with or debate publicly a policy/guideline/statement made by a government, regulatory, or enforcement agency? It is always okay to debate, or question proposed polices/guidelines that represent a different way in which to approach...
Notice of Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Notice of Proposed Bylaw Amendments

On November 1, 2021, the College of Dietitians of British Columbia’s (CDBC) Board of Directors approved amendments to the College’s bylaws that are subject to the notice requirements described in section 19(6.2) of the Health Professions Act. Following the...
The PHO Order at a Glance Q&A

The PHO Order at a Glance Q&A

About the PHO Order The Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and Preventive Measures Order was issued by the PHO on March 7, 2022. The new order requires health profession regulatory colleges to record the COVID-19 vaccination status of all...
PHO New Public Health Order

PHO New Public Health Order

On March 7, 2022, a new Order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has been issued “to prevent or reduce the risk of the transmission of infection with SARS-CoV-2 by health professionals.” The Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and...
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Q&A

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Q&A

Q1: What does equity, diversity, and inclusion mean in dietetics? Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important concepts that should be integrated in day-to-day life as a dietitian. Through the lens of dietetic practice involving clients, equity refers to a...
Testimonial Q&A

Testimonial Q&A

Q1: I noticed that Marketing Standard 2(g) includes a ban on testimonials, including before and after photos. What is the rationale for this? Use of testimonials in practice goes against the Code of Ethics, as it prioritizes the interest of the dietitian over the...